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Building pan-European networks

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

"So," asks the interested party, "what have you been up to?"

It’s a good question.  One that deserves a clear and sensible answer.  I can provide one, even if to the casual listener it might sound rather far-fetched.

"Oh, I’ve been building pan-European Free Software legal and technical networks."

As you can imagine, this is quite a challenging task.  It’s also extremely rewarding.  Free Software is maturing rapidly. 

In Europe there is a lot of engagement in the development of effective channels of communication.  The stakeholders include lawyers from commercial and non-commercial entities, researchers and technical experts. 

These are interesting years in technology.  Free Software is mainstream and it’s working to provide great solutions. 

My part in this big picture is modest.  I’m just lucky enough be able to observe some of the evolution close at hand.  Perhaps some day it’ll fit into a memoir.

In the meantime, I’m still facilitating the networks and doing my usual job as the FTF Coordinator. You might see me at a conference giving a speech.  You might meet me at a training session.  Whatever.  Drop by and say hi.